In 1972, the Dutchman Kuiper shocked the world by winning the gold medal in the Munich summer games. De Marchi, always one to embrace tradition, created the 1972 Holland Men's Cycling Jersey to honor Kuiper's win and bring a little bit of vintage style back with typical De Marchi class. Fittingly, De Marchi embraced wool and its former place as the de facto fabric of cycling for the Holland's construction, using a blend of fine gauge merino wool and synthetic fibers rather than the purely synthetic fabrics we depend upon now. Lightweight and efficient at managing body temperature, merino easily demonstrates that it still holds ample value today, even in the face of newer, cheaper replacements. Merino is also naturally resistant to odors, so you'll smell fresh as a Dutch tulip or at least not offensive when you stop for a jenever and a stroopwafel post ride. De Marchi, as it's known to do, also adds thoughtful touches to the Holland to set it apart from the rest of the retro pack. These include three slim rear pockets and the flag inspired pattern at the sleeves, collar, and torso to let everyone know that your cycling affections lie with the land of windmills and Gouda.